I-LABS Postdoctoral Fellows & Students


The Institute draws top recent Ph.D.s and promising graduate students from around the world. These next generation scientists help make the Institute the nexus for research on the science of early learning.

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Rodolfo Cortes Barragan, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Barragan is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Andrew Meltzoff. His research at I-LABS examines how every-day aspects of children’s experiences, such as the extent to which they engage in reciprocal...
 

Graduate Students

Ruofan Cai
Ruofan Cai

Ruofan joined I-LABS in 2016 as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl. She received her B.A. in Linguistics from University of California, Berkeley, focusing on speech perception research in the UC...
 
Malayka Mottarella
Malayka Mottarella

Malayka Mottarella graduated from Willamette University in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. During her time as an undergraduate, Malayka acted as a research assistant and lab manager for...
 
Erica Peterson
Erica Peterson

Erica is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University in 2006 with a major in English, Erica developed a passion for understanding the brain during the...
 
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Wan Jin Yeo

Wan Jin is a PhD student working with Dr. Samu Taulu on the physics behind magnetoencephalography (MEG) systems. She received her BS in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from UC San Diego. Currently, she is investigating...
 

Interns

Margaux Bouchegnies
Margaux Bouchegnies

Margaux Bouchegnies is currently pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in creative coding at The New School in New York City. Coming from a French-American household, she is excited to join I-LABS this summer to...
 
Kayla Chea
Kayla Chea

Kayla Chea is a rising senior at the University of Washington pursuing a B.S. in Informatics. She is excited to join I-LABS this summer and learn more about bilingualism in children. She is interested in the intersection...
 
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Annique Nyman

Annique Nyman is a rising senior at Princeton University where she is studying Psychology and pursuing a premedical track. As an intern this summer, she looks to expand her knowledge on childhood development and how...
 
Eva Nunez
Eva Nunez

Eva Nunez is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.A. in Psychology. Starting this fall, she will be attending Teachers College, Columbia University to pursue an M.Ed. in Psychological Counseling. Eva’s...
 
A’Dawnah Pangelinan
A’Dawnah Pangelinan

A’Dawnah Pangelinan is a rising sophomore at UW-Seattle, currently working towards a major in Neuroscience. Her research interests reside in neuroscience, neurotechnology, psychology, and linguistics. This summer, A...
 
Alexis Reissmann

Alexis Reissmann


Alexis Reissmann is a senior at Western Washington University pursing a B.S. in behavioral neuroscience. At Western she is a research assistant under Dr. McNeel Janzten in the Language and Neural Systems lab, studying the...